The very-lightweight Robinson R22 helicopter has proven itself a commercial success since series introcuction was had in 1979.
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Credit: Image from official Robinson Helicopter marketing materials.
January 2020 - UAVOS has announced plans to develop a heavy-lift, unmanned version of the popular R22 helicopter.
Status Active, In-Service
[ 4,650 Units ] : Robinson Helicopter Company - USA
Australia; Dominican Republic; Philippines; United Kingdom; United States
- Search and Rescue (SAR)
- Reconnaissance (RECCE)
28.71 ft (8.75 m)
25.16 ft (7.67 m)
8.92 ft (2.72 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the Robinson R22 production model)
882 lb (400 kg)
1,378 lb (625 kg)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Robinson R22 production model)
1 x Lycoming O-320-A2B/A2C Flat-4 piston engine developing 124 horsepower driving a two-bladed main rotor unit and two-bladed tail rotor unit (facing port side).
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the Robinson R22 production model)
118 mph (190 kph; 103 kts)
14,108 feet (4,300 m; 2.67 miles)
242 miles (390 km; 211 nm)
1,200 ft/min (366 m/min)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Robinson R22 production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Robinson R22 production model)
R22 - Base Series Designation; initial production model; powered by Lycoming O-320-A2B/A2C engine.
R22 HP - "High-Powered" variant with Lycoming O-320-B2C engine of 160 horsepower.
R22 "Alpha" - Model of 1983; Lycoming O-320-B2C engine.
R22 "Beta" - With uprated Lycoming O-320-B2C engine.
R22 "Beta II" - With Lycoming O-360-J2A engine.
R22 "Beta II Police" - Law enforcement model with loudspeaker system and searchlight.
R22 "Police" - Law enforcement variant.
R22 "Mariner" - Over-water daytime-only variant; Lycoming O-320-B2C engine; float-equipped for on-water landings and take-offs.
R22 "Mariner II" - Over-water daytime-only variant; Lycoming O-320-J2A engine; float-equipped for on-water landings and take-offs.
R22 IFR - IFR training model.
Maverick - UAV offering from Boeing based in the R22 helicopter.
Renegade - UAV variant used by DARPA for testing.
R22 UAV - UAV offering from being developed UAVOS with autopilot system; heavy-lift capability.
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